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Ohio CountiesThere is eighty-eight counties in the state of Ohio. The Ohio Constitution allows counties to set up a charter government as many cities and villages do, but only Summit County has done so.
Fairfield County, Ohio
Fairfield County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Residents named the county after the area's "fair fields."
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
On December 9, 1800, the government of the Northwest Territory authorized the creation of Fairfield County. Residents named the county after the area's "fair fields." Zane's Trace passed through the county. The population grew as people moved westward into the Northwest Territory.
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"